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Options in Psychology, LLC

  • 2 full-time positions 
  • APPIC Program Code: 240614

Options in Psychology, LLC is a private, freestanding mental health clinic comprised of a collaboration of doctoral level psychologists and contract masters level therapists who have a broad range of experiences and interests. Options in Psychology offers a full range of evidence-based psychological services to infants, children, adolescents, and adults in a 200+ mile radius from Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Services provided

  • Psychological and neuropsychological assessment
  • Psychotherapy and counseling
  • Family and marital therapy
  • Drug and alcohol evaluations and treatment
  • Health psychology (e.g., pre-operative evaluations for bariatric surgery)
  • Art and play therapy

As well as a variety of consultation and educational services and case management services are provided on an as needed basis.

Anne Talbot, Psy.D. and site supervisor 

Anne Talbot, Psy.D.

Options in Psychology Site Supervisor


Anne Talbot, PsyD, is a specialist in neuropsychology and a forensic psychologist with 25 years of experience in a broad range of clinical and court-involved evaluations of adults, adolescents, and children referred from western and central Nebraska as well as eastern Wyoming. Dr. Talbot is a past president of the Nebraska Psychological Association with 12 years of experience in leadership roles within NPA including extensive interface with legislators involving behavioral health public policy and professional advocacy. She has represented NPA and Nebraska psychologists in long-term close collaboration with leaders of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC. Much of her clinical work incorporates a strong medical background from her previous career in critical care as well as inpatient psychiatric settings in Boston, Denver, and New York before developing the outpatient clinic now known as Options In Psychology (OIP) 30 years ago.

Mark Hald, Ph.D and Site Supervisor

Mark Hald, Ph.D.

Options in Psychology Site Supervisor


Dr. Mark Hald, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and partner with Options In Psychology, LLC in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He joined the practice in January of 1999. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Northern Colorado, in Greeley, CO. He previously earned an Educational Specialist in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska–Kearney and a Master of Arts in Special Education in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from the University of Nebraska– Kearney as well. Dr. Hald achieved his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Conception Seminary College in Conception, MO. Dr. Hald is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor. 

Dr. Hald currently provides psychological consultation to the Educational Service Unit #13 Head Start programs, the CAPStone Child Advocacy Center, The Nebraska Circle of Security programs, Scottsbluff Schools and Sixpence Programs, several other community agencies, and schools. He is active in the local infant-toddler mental health group and is the past President of the board of the Nebraska Association for Infant Mental Health. Dr. Hald has been a faculty member with the Nebraska Court Improvement project Helping Babies from the Bench and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Child Abuse and Neglect Institute. Dr. Hald’s professional interests include assessment and intervention from infants/toddlers to pre-adolescent children, adolescents, and families; neuropsychology; and interventions for behaviors disorders, early childhood maltreatment and trauma, attachment, learning disorders, and brain injuries, depression and anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, and other childhood disorders. He is a registered Circle of Security ® parenting Facilitator and a COS-P Reflective Supervision Consultant. He is a trainer and consultant for the Nebraska Child Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative.

Intern Experience

The intern matched with Options in Psychology will become a team member to this thriving practice. A typical week will include conducting assessments and providing counseling services to a variety of clients. Other opportunities include drug and alcohol evaluations and treatment,  art and play therapy, and consultation services. Interns have the opportunity to work in close proximity to medical providers to address a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues among children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.